A former DeKalb County Sheriff's deputy plans to make a run for the Democratic nomination for Sheriff in the local primary May 6, 2014.
Michael Agee announced his intentions during the DeKalb County Democratic Party's Re-Organization Convention held Saturday at the courthouse.
"My plans are to run for the 2014 election for Sheriff, " Agee told WJLE after the meeting. "I am the son of Hobert and Judy Agee. I have lived in Smithville all my life. I am the husband of Kelly Agee. I have two children, Stetson and Presley Agee." he said.
"I think it's time for some changes. I think our youth are really hurting in leadership of the sheriff's department. This is something I've wanted (to do) for the past couple of years but I just hadn't felt the support I needed. But here lately it feels like everything has fell into place. My wife and family are really supporting me. Most of all it seems that God has really pushed this on me this year. I would really appreciate everyone's support in this," he said.
Agee said he joins this race with a law enforcement background. "I graduated from the Law Enforcement Academy in 2005. I went to work for (former Sheriff) Lloyd Emmons in 2002. I have served at the Smithville City (Police Department). I am currently serving with the Smith County Sheriff's Department as a K-9 Officer," Agee told WJLE.